Chris Hedges: Egypt’s New Pharaoh And The Useful Idiots

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When Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 14 years in exile on Feb. 1, 1979, he set out to destroy the secular opposition forces, including the Communist Party of Iran, which had been instrumental in bringing down the shah. Khomeini’s declaration of an Islamic government, supported by referendum, saw him rewrite the constitution, close opposition newspapers and … [Read more...]

Saudi cleric favours one-eye veil

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This is just getting out of hand. Ridiculous... A Muslim cleric in Saudi Arabia has called on women to wear a full veil, or niqab, that reveals only one eye. Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive. The question of how much of her face a woman should cover is a controversial topic in many Muslim … [Read more...]

Denmark: Miss Hijab 2008 Wins iPod

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Here is a time-waster news of the day: This undated photo made available by Danish public broadcaster DR1 shows 18-year-old Iraqi-born, Huda Falah who DR1 says it has chosen as the winner. Iraqi-born Huda Falah was on Tuesday named Miss Headscarf 2008, beating 46 contesters in the competition organized by Danish public broadcaster DR. Huda, 18, won the competition that … [Read more...]

MSLM and Muslim Chics

A while ago, the International Herald Tribune had an article about how Muslim fashion designers are getting more creative: But young Muslim entrepreneurs around the world are making their own fashion statements, modestly, challenging the status quo in their communities as well as stereotypes outside. [...] Specialty fashion houses and companies starting distinct ranges … [Read more...]

Replacing Burqa with Surgical Mask

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If the Netherlands becomes the first European country to ban the burqa and other Muslim face veils this month, Hope says she'll resort to wearing a surgical mask to dress in accordance with her religious beliefs. "I'll wear one of those things they wore during the SARS epidemic if I have to," said the Dutch-born Muslim, one of about 50 women in the Netherlands who wear the … [Read more...]